A draft report by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Turkey has urged the Council's monitoring committee to re-consider launching the monitoring process on the country if such a need arose.
The draft report, which is drawn up by Belgian lawmaker Luc Van den Brande, focuses on the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey and also calls for a close inspection of the efforts to prepare a new Turkish constitution.
The draft report also makes a reference to a lawsuit to shut down Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and it expresses "great concern about the case against the ruling party, the prime minister and the president."
"Regardless of the court ruling, the case will affect the political stability of the country," says the draft report, which is scheduled to be voted on Thursday.
Last Mod: 24 Haziran 2008, 18:18